Hampton by Hilton Canterbury opens its doors
The 129-room hotel, located on St Margaret’s Street is the latest addition to the growing Hampton by Hilton portfolio, the global value hotel brand known for its commitment to providing thoughtful service, one of Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) 18 market-leading brands.
The hotel, managed by Interstate Hotels and Resorts – Aimbridge Hospitality’s international division – is located in the heart of Canterbury city centre on St Margaret’s Street, inside the famous Canterbury City walls, and is just a five-minute walk from the iconic Canterbury Cathedral, as well as Canterbury’s High Street with its many restaurants, bars and historic sites.
It houses an onsite bar and restaurant area, a meeting room for up to 12 people, and a 24-hour fitness centre. Guests staying at the hotel can also enjoy Hampton by Hilton’s trademark complimentary breakfast and free WiFi.
Nicholas Northam, executive vice president – international at Interstate Hotels & Resorts, said: “We’re proud to officially open the Hampton by Hilton Canterbury, bringing the renowned brand to one of the UK’s most historically significant cities and creating new accommodation options for visitors, while paying homage to Canterbury’s rich cultural past throughout the property.”
The hotel, which sits at the heart of an extensive redevelopment project led by Slatters Development, incorporates two listed buildings and retains the property’s historic façade, with features including a glass panel in the reception area showcasing the remains of a Roman theatre beneath the hotel.
Scott Jakins, general manager of the Hampton by Hilton Canterbury, said: “We are so excited to be opening such an amazing hotel in the centre of Canterbury. We have been inundated with support from all over Kent and will no doubt be the hotel of choice for visitors to Canterbury once we open”
Zaw Htut and Michael Wood of Slatters Development, said: “It’s fantastic to see the new Hampton by Hilton Canterbury open and ready to welcome guests.
“A lot of work has gone into developing the property in a sensitive way that really showcases the historical significance of the site. We are incredibly proud to have worked with Hilton and Interstate Hotels & Resorts to create such a unique accommodation offering in the heart of Canterbury.”
Hampton by Hilton Canterbury highlights:
- Modern yet characterful hotel within easy reach of Canterbury’s historic landmarks and attractions
- Within close proximity to High Street, lined with restaurant, bars and historic sites
- Walking distance from The Marlowe Theatre and next to Whitefriars shopping mall
- 129 guest rooms
- Fully equipped 24-hour fitness centre
- State-of-the-art business centre
- Complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel
- Complimentary 4G mobile phone boosters at ground floor level of the hotel
- Dedicated secure off-site parking within five minutes’ walk of the hotel
- Free hot breakfast, with healthy options
- On site bar and restaurant area offering a selection of snacks, hot meals and alcoholic beverages
- 42 sq m. of event space
In addition to the hotel highlights, guests visiting Hampton by Hilton Canterbury can travel with peace of mind from check-in to check-out with Hilton’s CleanStay programme. New standards include a Hilton CleanStay Room Seal to indicate that a room has not been accessed since being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, increased frequency of cleaning of all public areas, and flexible housekeeping options.
Hampton by Hilton Canterbury is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app. Book direct at Hilton.com, through the Hilton Honors app or through other official Hilton channels for more perks and a price match guarantee.
Nightly room rates start from £76, or Hilton Honors members can redeem Points using the Points Explorer tool. All hotels offer fully flexible booking options with free changes and cancellations, with most giving guests flexibility to change or cancel up to 24 hours before their arrival day*.